My sweet husband surprised me with a recipe binder about two years ago.
What's so sweet about that? Well... he made it himself.
Yes, he did.
It wasn't very girly or feminine, but it was put together with love and good intentions. Picture a simple white three-ring binder, with a printed page in the front cover that read "Jaime's Recipes," and with printed, tabbed pages inside. He even used a three-hole punch on some of my recipes and inserted them for me.
"You really need this," is what he said to me. "You'll use it." And he was right.
Now, a couple years in fast-forward, my recipe binder has become quite full of our family favorites, and I look forward to it being passed on in the family one day. Wouldn't it be nice if it became a treasured keepsake for my boys when they are grown, after I am gone?
Recently, I replaced the binder that holds the recipes. This new one is a bit larger, and has a fun, feminine pattern. It also has a handy little clip inside the front flap for holding loose papers; I use it to secure my bread machine's recipe book.
Here is how my recipes are organized (and I'm sure yours would probably look different):
- Soups & Stews
- Meatless Meals
- Side Items
- Cleansing Meals
Here are a few more glimpses ~
Do you have a recipe box, book, or binder that you use? I'd love to hear about it!
P.S. Did you get a chance to peek at my Homekeeping Binder last week?